Police arrest man wanted for murder, armed robbery in Hickman Co.

Posted at 5:16 PM, Feb 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-04 21:10:41-05

DICKSON, Tenn. (WTVF) — Police arrested a man wanted in connection to two shootings and an armed robbery.

Dickson Police officers and U.S. Marshals arrested 31-year-old Arerion Vernell Thompson Tuesday at a home on Highway 100 in Hickman County.

Thompson was a suspect in a shooting at a home in the Schrader Heights neighborhood of Dickson in 2018 and the shooting of his girlfriend at the Tony Sudekum Apartments in Nashville in 2019. He and another man are also wanted for an armed robbery at a Dickson home on Jan. 29.

Officials have been searching for him since he failed to show up for a court hearing in relation to the 2018 shooting.

The robbery victims told police Thompson and the other suspect knocked on the door and forced their way inside with a gun. Detectives say they then stole a handgun from the home and Thompson was identified by the victim.

Thompson was found armed inside a home in Hickman County. He was taken into custody on warrants for attempted first-degree murder, burglary, theft, being a felon in possession of a firearm and failure to appear in court for the previous incidents. Evidence from the January armed robbery will be presented to the next session of the Dickson County Grand Jury.

The Metro Police Department also has at least 11 charges pending against Thompson from the October shooting and other incidents. He has a lengthy arrest record.

Nashville police said they responded to a report of a shooting Oct. 2 on University Court where they found a female victim in the street with a gunshot wound to her leg. They said the victim claimed Thompson, who she identified as her boyfriend, met her to repay a debt when an argument ensued and he shot her as she tried to run away.

Thompson was booked into the Dickson County Jail where he is being held on $775,000 bond. He will be arraigned in Dickson County Circuit Court on a date to be set in March.